The China Post
Date: January 15, 2017
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen downplayed the government’s role in enforcing new workweek
rules, telling the press corps to “talk to the boss” about securing their guaranteed time off.
Tsai told reporters accompanying her on a four-nation trip to Central America that those in the media sector must negotiate their rights with employers rather than ask the authorities to intervene, according to reports.
The president made the remarks during a chat with reporters on the presidential plane as it prepared to leave El Salvador for Taiwan on Friday.
During the exchange, a reporter said that those in the media “really need one fixed day off and one flexible day off (a week).”
According to the Central News Agency, Tsai told the reporter, “You don’t talk to me about that! You ought to talk to your boss.”
The president said Taiwanese workers relied too heavily on the government to resolve labor disputes. [FULL STORY]